The Quarter

by Naguib Mahfouz (Author), Roger Allen (Translator)
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Meet the people of Cairo’s Gamaliya quarter. There is Nabqa, son of Adam the waterseller who can only speak truths; the beautiful and talented Tawhida who does not age with time; Ali Zaidan, the gambler, late to love; and Boss Saqr who stashes his money above the bath. A neighbourhood of demons, dancing and sweet halva, the quarter keeps quiet vigil over the secrets of all who live there.

This collection by pre-eminent Egyptian writer Naguib Mahfouz was recently discovered among his old papers. Found with a slip of paper titled ‘for publishing 1994’, they are published here for the first time. Resplendent with Mahfouz’s delicate and poignant observations of everyday happenings, these lively stories take the reader deep into the beating heart of Cairo.

Format
EPUB
Protection
DRM Protected
Contributors
Elif Shafak (Introduction author)
Publication date
July 01, 2019
Publisher
ISBN
9780863563850
Paper ISBN
9780863563751
File size
5 MB
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